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Standoff ends in arrest

PICKENS — A man was arrested after a six-hour standoff with Pickens police on Sunday. According to a release from More »

Sheriff’s office: Captive woman sexually assaulted

LIBERTY — A Liberty man was arrested last week after police said he held a woman against her will and More »

Duke Energy awards grants to local projects

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com COUNTY — An effort to improve recreational opportunities in the Twelve Mile River area More »

Marines get taste of Clemson military heritage, football

Rex Brown/ Courtesy The Journal A pair of Marines taking part in the eighth annual Honoring Their Service event rub More »

Pickens County cities plan July 4 festivals

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter COUNTY — Pickens County will be celebrating Independence Day with a variety of events beginning More »

Taylor to lead GUMC

Grace United Methodist Church of Pickens has announced a pastoral change. As of Sunday, July 2, Pastor David C. Taylor More »

 

Standoff ends in arrest

PICKENS — A man was arrested after a six-hour standoff with Pickens police on Sunday.

According to a release from Pickens Police Department chief Travis Riggs, officers were dispatched about 8:30 a.m. about a woman being held hostage by a man with a gun at a home on Pineview Drive.

Officers arrived and announced themselves while knocking on the door twice before

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Sheriff’s office: Captive woman sexually assaulted

LIBERTY — A Liberty man was arrested last week after police said he held a woman against her will and sexually assaulted her.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe said Carl Benton Moore II, 26, of 104 Welby Way, is charged with kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree domestic violence.

Moore was still being held at the Pickens County Detention Center on a combined $80,000 surety bond Tuesday afternoon.

Hashe said deputies learned about the incident after the victim was able to call a family member and use a pre-established code word indicating she was in danger.

According to a news release, the family member called the sheriff’s office after the call and said the woman may be in danger at her home on

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Duke Energy awards grants to local projects

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — An effort to improve recreational opportunities in the Twelve Mile River area recently received a helping hand from Duke Energy.

Duke government and community relations manager Emily DeRoberts spoke at the June meeting of Pickens County Council.

“In 2014, Duke Energy established the Water Resources Fund, with the purpose of

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Ceremony planned to break ground at trail park

PICKENS — The city of Pickens will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Pickens Doodle Park on Friday, July 14.

Several grants have been awarded to aid in the revitalization efforts happening at the trailhead.

The Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Clean-up Grant, South Carolina Recreational Trails Program, South Carolina Department of Commerce Community

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Graduations again planned at stadiums in 2018

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

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PICKENS — High school graduations will be held at the four high school stadiums in Pickens County for the fourth year in a row in 2018.

School district superintendent Danny Merck announced recently that the times and locations will follow the same format as this year’s graduations, held last month. After consulting with principals and the director of the Pickens County Career and Technology Center, Merck said a 4-1 vote was taken in favor of keeping graduation at the high schools.

“Last year we had some issues with the heat, but moving the ceremonies to 8:30 a.m. seemed to take care of that this year,” Merck said.

Merck added that Daniel, Liberty, Pickens and Easley high schools held graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum until 2014. The ceremonies were moved to the high schools during the period that Littlejohn Coliseum was renovated and have remained at the football stadiums ever since.

The superintendent said the district has heard a mix of feedback since moving to the

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Fall volleyball, soccer signups now open

PICKENS — Fall soccer and volleyball signups are open now through July 21 at the Pickens Recreation Department.

For soccer, coed age divisions are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15.

Depending on the sizes of the 11-12 and 13-15 divisions, teams may travel greater

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Marines get taste of Clemson military heritage, football

Rex Brown/ Courtesy The Journal

A pair of Marines taking part in the eighth annual Honoring Their Service event rub Howard’s Rock and meet with The Tiger last Thursday morning at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

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CLEMSON — For the second straight year, Hector Fernandez rubbed Howard’s Rock and ran down The Hill at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium last Thursday morning, as he and 36 other Marines wrapped up their visit to the area as part of the eighth annual

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Everything is meant to be eaten

Somewhere on Fowler Farm is a tally stick with five marks on it. I believe this because Boomer, our boxer pup, must be keeping up with the number of door mats he has destroyed.

And I mean completely destroyed. The first two were the woven rope mats. Once he discovered they were chewable, he began making inroads on the perimeters. Once he managed to detach one end, he busily set about unraveling the rope. It didn’t take long.

I came home to find the front porch covered with frayed bits of rope, scattered pretty evenly.

So I hopefully went to town to find something that would hold up to his attentions

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Courier Letters to the Editor 6-28-17

Tribute to the stars and stripes

Dear Editor,

In celebration of the 4th, here’s something for all of those who love our nation that I wrote just for you.

Long may she wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oh red, white and blue-striped noble banner star-spangled, here’s to you.

Keep waving proudly over our land all through the brightest day or darkest of night over our land, united we stand! God-denying, Christian-hating Communists would

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Study: Mild exercise won’t do the trick

Some of us suspected it was too good to be true: that mild exercise of any type was good for us and helped us live longer. A new study shows that, unfortunately, we may be right.

New research out of Brigham Young University (published in Preventive Medicine journal) shows that we can slow the type of aging that happens in cells if we do intense exercise. (Not what I had in mind. How about you?) To quote from one

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